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pepsihatman
02-01-2007, 10:15 AM
I know I know.. Of course it's hard. Otherwise we'd have lean, muscular people walking around all the time. I am currently 5'8" 159lbs (no idea what the bf% is). I've been cutting for 3 weeks. Started at 164ish. I've lost 5 pounds with no or minimal strength loss (Goal is 155lbs = another 5lbs loss). I have had one cheat day last week (4,000ish calories) and I just had another cheat day (unplanned and 3,300calories) last night essentially. I lift 4 days a week (still heavy and low rep 4-6), cardio bike on another two (HIIT) for 30 minutes and 5 minutes cool-down and warm-up. On monday I try to go rock climbing for an hour or cardio bike, tue I have Jiu-Jitsu for 2 hours, wed rock climbing or cardio bike, and thur Jiu Jitsu.

I have decided to stay away from alcohol. Last night I had a drink or two within my budgeted calories, but I did not take into account the effect it would have on my inhibition to eat. Alcohol is considered a dis-inhibitor, or something that inhibits inhibitions. So...

My diet is usually meticulous. I haven't missed a day in tallying my total calories and fat/carb/protein split. It pisses me off when I cannot find the self discipline to hold myself back. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Suggestions on satisfying, but low calories meals, when to eat what, how to eat, changes in workout/cardio... etc. Any help would be nice...

clawhammer_33
02-01-2007, 11:33 AM
suck it up.

pepsihatman
02-01-2007, 11:57 AM
suck it up.

Helpful.

Then again, you are probably correct. I need to stop being a pansy and set some ultimatums.

crazedwombat
02-01-2007, 12:09 PM
if your 159 and your goal is 155, then its 4lbs not 5 that youve got left. On top of that, I was opening this thread thinking, 10-15 lbs or something, 4 lbs I can lose with a nice trip to the bathroom. still not sure the height ratio, but isnt 155 small unless you're fighting at LW?

McVein
02-01-2007, 12:10 PM
dude... I FART 4 lbs.....

nothings easy

ShockBoxer
02-01-2007, 12:49 PM
I get anxiety attacks and suffer a massive inferiority complex when I dip below 160, so I'd say bulk to 180 and cut to 170 to get the physique you're after... only 15 pounds more muscular.

pepsihatman
02-01-2007, 02:13 PM
I get anxiety attacks and suffer a massive inferiority complex when I dip below 160, so I'd say bulk to 180 and cut to 170 to get the physique you're after... only 15 pounds more muscular.

Goal in the long run is to be at 175ish at a lean body fat percentage. I just couldn't stand to look at myself in the mirror and needed to cut. Another 4 or 5 pounds loss (1 or 2 more months) and I think I'll be at a much more acceptable bf%. Then it's back to bulking.

I know I am not big or even moderately muscular, but I just can't stand the fat I do have. I'd like to be lean for once in my life (former fatass here) I'd like to actually see abs or other muscles.

pepsihatman
02-01-2007, 02:21 PM
if your 159 and your goal is 155, then its 4lbs not 5 that youve got left. On top of that, I was opening this thread thinking, 10-15 lbs or something, 4 lbs I can lose with a nice trip to the bathroom. still not sure the height ratio, but isnt 155 small unless you're fighting at LW?

5'8" 155. I'm not sure what bf% I'll be at. Big 3 are (Bench-175x2/ DB bench-75x5/ Squat (atf)-245x5/ Deadlift-315x1)